7 Things you need to know about Surah Al Kahf


Surah Al Kahf holds a great importance to us. The Pophet Muhammad (saw) encouraged to take heed and implement this Surah into our lives.


1 Surah Al Kahf is a Makkan Surah, revealed somewhere between the 8th and 10th year of Prophethood.

It was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (saw) before the Hijrah/Migration to Madinah when the persecution of Muslims and Islam was at a peak.


2 Surah Al Kahf has 110 Ayahs and is the 18th Surah in the Quran


3 The Surah talks about 4 major themes:

The People of the Cave

‘(Remember) when the young men fled for refuge (from their disbelieving folk) to the Cave, they said: Our Lord! Bestow on us mercy from Yourself, and facilitate for us our affair in the right way.’

Quran 18:10

The story about the rich and poor

‘And (O Prophet) coin for them a parable: Two men, We made for one of them two gardens of vines and We surrounded them with date-palms and We placed between them tillage.’

Quran 18:32

The story of Musa (as) and Khidr

‘There they found a servant of Ours, to whom We had granted mercy from Us and enlightened with knowledge of Our Own.’

Quran 18:65

Dhul Qurnayn with Yajuj and Majuj

‘They said, O Dhul Qurnayn, indeed Gog and Magog are (great) corrupters in the land. So may we assign for you an expenditure that you might make between us and them a barrier?’

Quran 18:94


4 Reading Surah Al Kahf on a Friday will illuminate the reciter from one Friday to the next.


5 The Surah consists of 1557 words, 6360 letters and contains 12 Rukuhs.


6 Al Kahf means ‘The Cave’ and thus named after the story about the People of the Cave 


7 Surah Al Kahf is a protection from Dajjal

‘One who memorised the first ten verses of Surah al Kahf will be secure against the Dajjal (Anti-Christ).’


May Allah help us make Surah Al Kahf a regular part of our Friday routine insha’Allah.

May Allah protect all of us from the Fitnah of Dajjal and forgive all of our sins. Ameen